ATCSuggester wrote:3. Don't be afraid to talk to ATC! We are there to help you and if you tell us you are a student pilot we will be forgiving if you do something that a 10000 hour FDX pilot wouldn't do (hehe). The biggest thing I can say about this is 1. know what you want to say BEFORE you key up the mic, especially if the frequency is busy. 2. Don't step on anyone (active listening skills are huge in aviation). 3. if you need help (progressive taxi, a frequency repeated etc.,) just ask.
CanadianNorth wrote:- Read the books. It blew my mind how many fellow students would pay hundreds of dollars for books and then not read them, and when I pointed out that observation to one of my instructors one day he said yes when he jumps in the airplane for a lesson he can usually tell right away which kids read the book and which ones didn't.
Gasman wrote:Small points, but as a student pilot *all* turbulence you encounter should be clear air turbulence. And as most light aircraft have quite low wing loading, you're going to encounter a lot of it. Also, you will never inadvertently become IFR - but you might inadvertently become IMC.
bond007 wrote:One thing I learned and still do in my recurrent training, is don't take a lesson and then do nothing related until the next lesson. Read the books, manual, listen to ATC, get the King videos (if you handle the King couple!) etc. Try and get lessons regularly ...when I started I waited weeks sometimes between lessons, and it took a while to get back into the confidence of flying every time. Once week should be the minimum if you can afford it....and practice, practice.
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